01-08-14 Announcing the 2014 Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention…

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Our Water Platform, Standing the Test of Time

January 29-31, 2014; Hyatt Regency DTC

Denver, CO– Registration is now open to the public for the 57th Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention. From January 29-31, 2014, the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center will host the premier water industry event in the state, attracting 500+ attendees who convene for networking and collaboration on the important water issues of the day.

The purpose of the first meeting of the Colorado Water Congress (CWC) in 1958 was to develop and promote a platform for action surrounding Colorado’s water issues. Opinions on individual topics were the “planks” of that platform and continue to inform our thinking to this day. In the context of developing Colorado’s Water Plan today, we will examine what was said 56 years ago and determine if those concerns and precedents are currently relevant.

Wednesday’s workshops begin at 8:00am. Here, attendees can travel “Around the State with Division Engineers” or place the development of Colorado’s Water Plan in a world-wide context with David Schorr of Tel Aviv University (author of The Colorado Doctrine). Schorr’s “How Colorado Water Law Came to Israel” reminds us to look at the effects Colorado’s water law had upon the development of water law platforms in Israel and elsewhere.

On Thursday and Friday, panelists including Mike King, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, will discuss the benefits of the water planning process to chart a future that sustains our agriculture, cities, and environment. “It is time for the water community to take the next step in the development of Colorado’s Water Plan. The discussion at the Annual Convention will be an important part of that,” King says. Hydropower, flooding, and a need for increased storage and public education will be highlights of this conversation.Don’t miss Thursday’s lunch with Bob Berman, astronomer and author of The Sun’s Heartbeat: “It’s worth a few minutes to explore some of the amazing new discoveries about the sun, and its current bizarre behavior. I intend to leave everybody with some “gee-wiz!” information.”

In conjunction with the Annual Convention, Colorado State University will host their Annual Water Tables Event Thursday, January 30 from 6:15-9:30pm.

The CWC Annual Convention is open to the public. Learn more, view the agenda, and register at: www.cowatercongress.org.

About the Colorado Water Congress

The Colorado Water Congress was established in 1958 to provide leadership on key water resource issues and serve as the principal voice of Colorado’s water community. We are dedicated to successful promotion of policy that supports high-quality, sustainable water supplies through protection of water rights, conservation, planning, management and infrastructure investment.

Submitted to BARN Media by:

Fiona Smith, Outreach Coordinator

Colorado Water Congress, 1580 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80203

Phone: (303) 837-0812, ext: 6

fsmith@cowatercongress.org

www.cowatercongress.org; @COWaterCongress, #COWaterPlatform

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